Emergent Church

Emergent Church

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April 24, 2012

Participants enjoy refreshments and music at a "Beer n'Hymns" event at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon. Photo/Karen Ward

[Episcopal News Service] The ages-old tradition of beer and religion has come to Portland.

About 75 people gathered in the...

December 12, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] A new church has literally “popped up” in Portland, Oregon, offering alternative and movable worship, an Advent vespers here, an Advent Mass celebrated there – followed by pub conversations nearby.

“PopUp Church,” also known as All Souls, debuted Dec. 1 at Sts....

June 13, 2011

What if cathedrals across North America, the long-held treasured symbols of tradition, were "re-imagined" into incubators and hubs for fresh and creative new ministries, "places where young adults can be drawn to explore Christian faith and spirituality within dioceses?"

The Rev. Karen...

August 18, 2010

The Rev. Thomas L. Brackett, an Episcopal priest who serves as the Episcopal Church's missioner for church planting, ministry redevelopment, and fresh expressions of church, will be the featured speaker Sept. 19 on Day 1, a nationally syndicated radio program.   The program, which also will be...

March 8, 2009

New ways of "being church" that developed in the past couple of decades are gathered under the term "emergent church."

It's also called a conversation, a movement, a phenomenon – and defining it is "like chasing mercury around a chemistry lab table," said Phyllis Tickle, author of The...

October 23, 2008

Thirty-two leaders in the field of church planting, development and evangelism in the Episcopal Church assembled at the Intercontinental New Orleans Hotel to create and develop a network that listens to what is happening both in the world and church, and responds faithfully to the spirit's...

May 14, 2007

The Rev. Laurie Chappelle was newly ordained with no church planting experience, but none of that fazed her last year when she recognized "that God was doing a new thing" and was beckoning her to do likewise in suburban south Reno, Nevada. She was serving as a pastoral associate at Trinity...

June 20, 2006

Personal evangelism, campus ministry and church plants form the cornerstone of the General Convention's effort to achieve the goals of the 20/20 initiative. The Convention passed a resolution proposed by Bishop David Jones of Virginia, chair of the Evangelism Committee, to study the Joint...

May 18, 2004

Understanding the 'unchurched' and cultivating the ability to communicate in broad contexts are essential for the Episcopal Church to achieve its objectives to take seriously Jesus' command to "build my church" and to "spread the Gospel."

That was the message that 170 participants took...

June 18, 2002

I am frequently asked about "the state of the church." People who ask this question usually want to know about the health of the institution. While important, our institutional forms and patterns have but one purpose: to reveal Christ. As such the Church is a sacrament, revealing Christ as...